Keto + Gluten Free Restaurants

Keto + Gluten Free Eats - Dan Jones

BAKERIES AND CAFES

CRUMBS AND ROSES

What: GLUTEN-FREE

About: Family-run gluten-free bakery and dessert shop, including breads and buns, cakes, pies and muffins, sausage stuffing and perogies.

Where: 443 Banks Rd. KELOWNA (see map below)

THE FLOUR BEAN

What: KETO options

About: Daily selection of sweets, fresh flowers, and gifts. Sit back with a latte, or a choose from an assortment of daily treats, including keto options.

Where: 2655 Pandosy St. KELOWNA (look for Kakes by Kathie and Mission Park Flowers) (see map below)

WHISK CAKE COMPANY

What: KETO options

About: High-end cakes, as well as scooped ice cream, individual desserts – including keto treats, espresso drinks, and Italian Sodas.

Where: 203 Rutland Road North KELOWNA (see map below)

BLISS BAKERY

What: GLUTEN-FREE options

About: One of the best-loved bakeries and coffee shops in Kelowna, with good selection of gluten-free options, as well as vegan and vegetarian.

Where: Four locations:

  • KELOWNA: 109 – 1289 Ellis St, downtown map

  • WEST KELOWNA: 320 – 1405 Stevens Rd map

  • WEST KELOWNA: 210-3608 Carrington Rd map

  • PEACHLAND: 101 – 4200 Beach Ave map

MANDI’S SWEET AND TASTY KETO BAKERY


FAST-FOOD BURGERS

FAT BURGER

What: GLUTEN-FREE + KETO options

About: Fast-food burger chain featuring fresh Alberta Angus beef with no fillers, additives or binders. Lettuce wraps available for keto and gluten-free diners.

Where: 1101 Harvey Ave KELOWNA (see map below)

A&W

What: KETO options

About: Fast-food, Canadian burger chain featuring naturally-sourced ingredients, compostable packaging, the best veggie burger you’ll ever have, and lettuce wraps for keto diners.

Where: 18 locations around the Okanagan, from Osoyoos to Armstrong and in each city in between. Locations here

Centrally in KELOWNA: 1799 Gordon Drive (Harvey and Gordon) (see map below)

WENDY’S

What: KETO options

About: Fast-food burger chain that now includes lettuce wraps for keto diners. Company is increasingly focusing on more ethical and sustainable alternatives to food, such cage-free eggs, and more sustainable products.

Where:

KELOWNA: (two locations) 2070 Harvey Ave and 130 Hollywood Rd S (see map below)

WEST KELOWNA: 2330 Highway 97 South, Westbank (see map below)

VERNON: 5101 26 St (see map below)


FAST FOOD PIZZA

FRESH SLICE PIZZA

What: GLUTEN-FREE options

About: Canadian take-out pizza chain with more than 70 locations across B.C. Gluten-free crust available.

Where: KELOWNA locations… (see map below)

  • 27 Bernard Ave (downtown)

  • 2271 Harvey Ave (in Orchard Park Mall food court)

  • 975 Academy Way (at UBCO)

MURRAY’S PIZZA

What: GLUTEN-FREE + KETO options

About: Pizza chain serving Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton and Oliver. Gluten-free and keto crusts available upon request.

Where: 107 – 1924 Summit Dr, KELOWNA (see map below)

Head here for all six Okanagan locations

DUNNENZIES PIZZA

What: GLUTEN-FREE options

About: Kelowna-based take-out pizza chain, featuring popular gluten-free crust.

Where: Three KELOWNA locations (see map below)

  • 1559 Ellis St, downtown

  • 1886 Dayton St, Landmark Towers

  • 203, 1740 Pier Mac Way, Airport Village

HANSEN’S CLASSIC PIZZA

What: GLUTEN-FREE options

Where: 605 KLO Rd KELOWNA (see map below)


RESTAURANTS

FERNANDO’S PUB

What: GLUTEN-FREE options

About: Mexican fusion pub in downtown Kelowna with extensive gluten-free selection.

Where: 79 Bernard Ave KELOWNA (see map below)


GROCERIES

SIMPLY DELICIOUS

What: GLUTEN-FREE + KETO options

About: Health store and natural food grocer, including a nut butter bar, large selection of bulk items, keto cookies, and gluten-free and keto-friendly baked goods like bread made by Oyama Sunblush.

Where: 3419 – 31st Ave, VERNON (see map below)

CHOICES MARKET

What: KETO options

About: B.C.-owned and operated retailer of natural, organic and specialty foods, including keto-friendly baked treats like fat bombs, keto cookies, cheesecake or chocolate mousse.

Where: 1937 Harvey Ave. KELOWNA (see map below)

NATURES FARE

What: GLUTEN-FREE + KETO options

About: Natural and health food store based out of B.C., with large selection of keto products (like konjac rice!) and locally-sourced gluten-free baked goods.

Where:

  • VERNON: 104 – 3400 30th Ave map

  • KELOWNA: 120 – 1876 Cooper Rd map

  • WEST KELOWNA: 104 – 3480 Carrington Rd map

  • PENTICTON: 103 – 1770 Main Street map

  • PENTICTON SOUTH: 104 – 2210 Main St map


ORDER AND DELIVERY OPTIONS

MANDI’S SWEET AND TASTY KETO BAKERY

What: KETO

About: Local bakery serving the Okanagan area with delicious keto treats. Mobile treats delivered right to your door. Specializing in keto donuts, cookies, bars, and more.

Where: Visit on Facebook

Disclosure of Archaeological Findings: More Digging May Be Required #522

What concerns could a waterfront lot, a rural farm, and an older urban home all have in common? One possible answer is that each of these types of property could be subject to the provisions of the Heritage Conservation Act or a municipal bylaw respecting heritage value. Heritage concerns may affect the value of the property, its redevelopment potential, or even the ability of a new owner to make any renovations, repairs, or additions to the existing structures.

In the clearest circumstances where a property has been designated as a heritage site, an interested buyer can find an easily identifiable physical marker, such as a bronze heritage plaque (for example, there are more than 2,200 registered heritage buildings in the City of Vancouver alone). Additionally, a heritage designation is usually registered on title.

However, properties that have only been proposed for designation as heritage sites will bear no such plaque or marker. Further investigations should be made to determine the stage of the designation process and its effect on the property.

Many (but not all) municipalities maintain a separate heritage register, listing properties which have been identified as having “heritage value”.

Is a property that is not a designated heritage site, nor listed on a heritage register as having “heritage value,” but which has archaeological findings considered to have “heritage value” under the Heritage Conservation Act?

This was one of the issues raised in a recent Provincial Court case,1 where a buyer alleged that the sellers of a bare lot where Aboriginal shell middens had been found should have answered yes to question 4.C in the Property Disclosure Statement:

Are you aware if the property, or any part of the property, is designated or proposed for designation as a “heritage site” or of “heritage value” under the Heritage Conservation Act or under municipal legislation?

The sellers had undertaken an archaeological study to determine the extent of shell middens found on the bare lot waterfront property, in order to establish a possible building envelope for obtaining a development permit for the eventual construction of a residence. Shell middens are concentrations of ancient edible mollusc shells and constitute evidence of ancient settlements such as Aboriginal villages or camp sites. The archaeological study concluded limited portions of the property had some archaeological value, and an archaeological expert would have to be retained to supervise the planning and construction of the residence.

The court held that while the wording of question 4.C could be clearer, the “archaeological value” of a property with shell middens can be a factor considered in determining the “heritage value” of that property. The court came to this conclusion by reviewing the definition of the term “heritage value” in the Heritage Conservation Act, which is:

“heritage value” means the historical, cultural, aesthetic, scientific or educational worth or usefulness of a site or object;

The court read the concept of “heritage value” into the specific protections offered by section 12 to 14 of the Heritage Conservation Act to sites with archaeological value, such as sites where shell middens are discovered.

However, the court found the sellers had focused only on the heritage site designation portion of question 4.C and had not turned their mind to whether “archaeological value” could imply “heritage value”. While the court held those terms must be related, and the answer to question 4.C was likely yes, the court found the sellers had answered the question honestly and to the best of their ability, which is all the Property Disclosure Statement required them to do. The court emphasized that a Property Disclosure Statement is not a warranty, and it was the buyer’s obligation to make further inquiries into the development potential of the property. The buyer’s claim failed.

The Real Estate Council of BC provides a suggested standard clause to be inserted into an offer to purchase a property that a buyer intends to redevelop, allowing the buyer sufficient time to investigate the potential effect of the Heritage Conservation Act on the use or development of the property. Such investigations may include searching title to the property, inquiring with the appropriate municipal department, reviewing Archaeology Branch records (which can take time to obtain), and reviewing any documents provided by the current owner of the property.

1. Slade v. Demarchi, BC Provincial Court, Duncan Registry Small Claims Action No. C5228, November 7, 2019.

Posted by: Oana Hyatt | B.Sc.(Pharm), LL.B.

Party Up with Mobile Entertainment


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 Bounce Kelowna

Bounce houses that come to you with setup, take down and supervision.

Save $20 when booking with code: DOTHEOKANAGANTAKE20 *applicable to first rental only*

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 Bubble Wonders

Insane bubble talent to music!

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 Creative Works

Face and body painting, airbrush, glitter tattoos & henna

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 Dream Party Productions

Your favourite characters come for a visit!

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 Floppy Shots

Mobile Mini Golf! Any size of course up to 9 holes with flags, putters, balls, removable obstacles, scorecards and pencils.

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 Impulse Mobile Escape Room

Immerse and collaborate in an adventure solving puzzles, triggering electronics, activating special effects & making magic moments come alive, all in an unforgettable journey to escape!

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 Kiki the Eco Elf

Songs, stories, games and face-painting!

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 Leif David

Amazing magic with clean comedy.

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 Memory Blocks DIY Party Kit

Easy, fun and beautiful take-home craft activity. Just add wine! (well maybe not for the kid’s birthday parties). Package comes with wood and your choice of vinyl stencil for each guest, step-by-step instructions.

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 Orbis Bubble Suits
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 Sparks Funny Fiesta

Custom Pinatas! You pick the shape, size, color or character.

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 Stuffy Riders

Motorized stuffed animals you can drive! For kids and adults.

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 The Bug Guys

Bringing awareness and respect to the creepy crawlies of the world. Party package includes 5 different species to meet and a 1 hour presentation.

Cost (as of June 2019): $150 + travel beyond the Vernon area

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 The Mirror Booth Co

No photographer needed with this gorgeous and elegant mirror photo booth that allows guests to take pictures, print and take them home. Wide assortment of props included.

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Places that host Kids’ Birthdays

Because who wants to clean up — am I right?

We have something for every type of kid! From farmy and animal-loving, to energy-burning and thrill-seeking, to crafty, sciency, sporty and adventurous!


– FARMS AND ANIMALS –


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Allan Brooks

Nature Centre

VERNON

A fun-filled day outside that will make any birthday unforgettable! Visit birds, pond critters, marmots or insects depending on your child’s interests. Parties are best suited for children ages 4-9 years and include a picnic shelter, table cloth, balloons, streamers. Barbecues are available for rent.

Cost (as of June 2019): $150 for your group of 15

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-LEARN MORE ABOUT OKANAGAN FARMS

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Davison Orchards

VERNON

Spend the day in the Crazy Cow Kids Corral! There is so much to do: farm animals, games, tractor rides, farm-themed playgrounds, and farm market. Book the greenhouse to have a private space for parties.

Cost (as of June 2019): Free entry, 25c to feed the animals (bring quarters), and $129 for the greenhouse venue.

-BOOK NOW-

-LEARN MORE ABOUT OKANAGAN FARMS-

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 Arion Therapeutic Farm

KELOWNA

Interact with sanctuary residents. Activities include horsemanship, nature crafts, vegan baking, jam-making, farm tours, and a nature-inspired playground. Party room, picnic area, catering, and cake available.

Cost (as of June 2019): $5 per person + the cost of activities and a la carte extras.

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-LEARN MORE ABOUT OKANAGAN FARMS-,

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 Janzen Garlic Acres

KELOWNA

Perfect for the outdoorsy kid! Book a party that features hay rides, a petting zoo, and learning about growing your own food!

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 Parrot Island

PEACHLAND

Visit with exotic birds. Squaaaawk!

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 Prairie Folk Farmery

LAKE COUNTRY

An orchard-playground experience! Bounce around on the giant inflatable pillow, pedal the mini gokart track, zip the kid-sized zipline, and hang out with the chickens! Party packages include a picnic basket lunch + saved ice for each kid and use of all the activities!

Cost (as of July 2019): $18.95 per kid

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– INDOOR PLAY SPACES –


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 EnergyPlex

KELOWNA

Gigantic indoor play centre! Choose from Energizer, Laser, Skytrax or Challenger party packages, all of which include invitations, playtime in Cube, Ballistix Rock Climbing, use of the gym, private party table, drinks and snacks, set up and clean up, and a gift for the birthday kid. Private rooms, other meals and decor also available.

Cost (as of June 2019): $20 – $30 per kid

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 Fun Bugs

KELOWNA

An indoor playground specifically for kiddos under 6! Party packages include your own party room, paper plates and utensils, theme decor, set up and clean up, and a gift for the birthday kid. Pizza and drinks available, and on Sundays you can reserve the entire place!

Cost (as of June 2019): $126 – $368 for your group

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 Jump2It

KELOWNA

The Biggest inflatable playground in the Okanagan! Let your little guests play in the open play area filled with gigantic inflatables, including a 22 ft slide, disco dance room, and obstacle courses. For the youngest guests, there is a toddler area. Party packages include invitations, supervisor, decor, paper plates and utensils, and set up and clean up. Pizza, drinks, balloons, and loot bags also available.

Cost (as of June 2019): $120 – $224 for your group

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 Just 4 Fun

WEST KELOWNA

Go play in more than 5,500 sq feet of energy-burning fun! Everything from obstacle courses, slides, bouncy houses, soft-play merry go round, spinning tea cups and more! Party packages include free range of the gym, a private room, paper plates and utensils, and set up and clean up. Pizza, hot dogs and juice also available.

Cost (as of June 2019): $125 – $179 for your group

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 McDonald’s

EVERYWHERE (4 locations with play spaces)

Hang out with your personal party host! Party packages include games, food and beverages from the Happy Meal menu, Celebration Pack, invitations, birthday card, hats, and crayons. Birthday kid gift, prizes for everyone, cake, and poster signed by party guests also available.

Locations with play centres -click here-

Cost (as of June 2019): $12 – $15 per child

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– CRAFTING AND LEARNING –


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 Colour Time Ceramics

VERNON

Choose a ceramic and paint it up! Birthday kid gets a mug that all their guests sign. Bring your own cake and goodies.

Cost (as of Jan 2020): $12+ per person

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 Okanagan Science Centre

VERNON

So many science-y options for all age groups! Choose from: Toddler Party, Ooey Gooey Goodness, Spa Science, Mad Scientist, Prehistoric Party, Roller Coaster Riot, Crazy Chemistry and Under the Starts. Party package includes decorations, one hour of program and one hour of exploration.

Cost (as of June 2019): $150 for your group of 15

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-LEARN MORE ABOUT GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS-

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 Kelowna Art Gallery

KELOWNA

Celebrate creativity! Experience the visual arts with a guided exhibition tour, hands-on arts activities, and a private studio space. Set up and clean up included.

Cost (as of June 2019): $195 – $225 for your group of 12

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 Kelowna Museum

KELOWNA

Book a memorable and entertaining adventure! Choose from the Safari party and explore nature, animals and local critters, or solve a mystery by following clues and riddles with a Mystery at the Museum party. Party package includes set up and clean up.

Cost (as of June 2019): $125 for your group of 12

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-LEARN MORE ABOUT MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES-

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 Michael’s

KELOWNA

Choose from 10 craft themes for kids ages 4+. Party package includes invitations, thank you notes, craft supplies, drawstring bag for the guest of honour, use of the classroom and a team leader.

Cost (as of June 2019): $120 for your group of 8

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 P[art]y Studio

KELOWNA

Get your art on in your private studio. Package includes craft supplies and guided instruction, set up and clean up, plates, cutlery, candles and napkins, gift for the birthday kiddo, coffee and tea for parents.

Cost (as of Jan 2020): $200 for your group of 10

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 Vernon Teach & Learn

VERNON

Lego Party anyone! Party package includes your own host, tour of the lego museum and private party room full of lego. Hotdogs, juice, popcorn, ice cream, balloons, plates, napkins and cutlery provided. Birthday kiddo receives a gift and loot bags are available.

Cost (as of Jan 2020): $12 – $19 per child

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– THRILLS & SPORTS –


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 Armstrong Parks & Rec

ARMSTRONG

Choose from Sports, roller skating, games, movies, skateboarding, ice skating, bubble soccer or swimming. Each party package is suitable for different seasons and age groups, and includes different items.

Cost (as of June 2019): $139 for your group up to 50 people

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 North Valley Gymnastics

VERNON

Gymnastics and games! Party package includes plates and cutlery, water & clean up.

Cost (as of June 2019): $125 – $225 for your group of 6-18 kids

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 Vernon Rec Centre

VERNON

Choose your birthday activity: gym, swim or skating! Party package includes private room, clean up, and party leader to play games.

Cost (as of June 2019): $170 for your group of 10 kids

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 The Rock Garden

VERNON

Something a little different for your next birthday party! When your climb is done, they have a private room waiting for you.

Cost (as of June 2019): $14 per kid

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 Oyama Zipline Adventure Park

LAKE COUNTRY

Party in the Forest Monkey Playground! Netted play park and junior zipline. For ages 3-11.

Cost (as of June 2019): $20 per child

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 Airhouse

KELOWNA

This indoor freestyle trampoline centre will get you some serious air! Party packages include coaching, games, activities, juice, pizza, chips & dip, plates & cutlery, a T-shirt for the birthday kid, and clean up.

Cost (as of June 2019): $245 – $395 for your group of 12-15 people

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 Glenmore Martial Arts

KELOWNA

Have a super fun party while learning about Martial Arts (no experience necessary). Four packages available, but all include two-hour private facility rental, martial arts instructor, goodie bags, and cake cutting with a samurai sword! (WHAT!) Catering through Dairy Queen available.

Cost (as of June 2019): $199, $349 or $549 (depending on package).

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-VISIT MORE INDOOR THRILLS-

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 Axe Monkeys

KELOWNA

Make this birthday memorable and live on the wild side! Axe- and knife-throwing is yep for kids 7 and over! Party package includes a private room with plates & cutlery. Pizza and ice cream cake also available!

Cost (as of June 2019): $50 for your group +food

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-FIND MORE THRILLS

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 Kelowna Springs Golf

KELOWNA

Playing a round of golf with friends is a fun and unique way to host your child’s next birthday party. The package includes a private space, 9 holes of golf, hot dogs and drinks.

Book your party: 250-765-4653

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 Scandia

KELOWNA

Create a custom package for your birthday! Mini golf, go-karts, batting cages and arcade. Party packages include pizza, pop, plates and napkins, balloons, and the birthday kid gets arcade tokens and prize tickets!

Cost (as of June 2019): $16 – $29 per person

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Luxury condos approved for South Pandosy

A six-storey, 22-home luxury condo building in the South Pandosy neighbourhood has been approved by Kelowna city council.

Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to give final approvals for the project at 450 Groves Ave. It will be built on the south side of Abbott Park.

When the project was first considered last year as a rezoning matter, some neighbours objected to its size. The design was revised.

At Tuesday’s meeting, only two members of the public spoke against the project, while there was one supporter.

Also, council deferred a decision for a few weeks on a six-storey, triangle-shaped building at the southeast corner of Leon Avenue and Water Street downtown. Some minor issues have arisen that require more discussion between city planners and the developer.

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BCREA 2020 First Quarter Housing Forecast: BC Homes Sales Carry Momentum into 2020

Vancouver, BC – January 23, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2020 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.

Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to increase 10.3 per cent to 85,290 units this year, after recording 77,349 residential sales in 2019. MLS® residential sales are forecast to increase 6.3 per cent to 90,700 units in 2021.

“The outlook for home sales in 2020 is considerably brighter than the past two years,” said Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA Chief Economist. “Momentum carried through from the end of 2019 to 2020 will put the housing market on more solid footing, aided by low interest rates and an improving economy.”

While demand is recovering, the supply of homes for sale has not managed to keep pace. New listings activity did not materially increase during the downturn in home sales, and total inventory did not accumulate to the same extent as in prior slowdowns. As a result, market conditions around the province are tightening and home prices will likely face upward pressure as demand continues to firm. In 2020, we expect the MLS® average price will rise 4.8 per cent to $734,000.

Posted by: Brendon Ogmundson

For more information, please contact:
Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
Direct: 604.742.2796
Mobile: 604.505.6793
bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca

Kellie Fong
Economist
Direct: 778.357.0831
Mobile: 604-366-6511
kfong@bcrea.bc.ca